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15 CHAPTER FOUR DAYTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT--UPS MENLO FACILITY AND CARGO HUB AIRPORT SPONSOR AND INTERVIEW PARTICIPANTS heavy freight on other airlines to transport it to DAY. The consolidation of operations enabled UPS to carry heavy Airport NameDayton International Airport freight on its own aircraft and use existing UPS hubs. (DAY) City, State Dayton, Ohio Airport Sponsor City of Dayton Person InterviewedRegina M. Holman, Airport Business Development Manager THE SITUATION The UPS Menlo Facility at DAY sits on 166 acres on the northwest side of the airfield (see Figure 10). The property was originally developed in 1981 by Emery Airfreight as its North American sorting center. At that time, Emery pro- cessed 900,000 lb of heavy freight per day and employed 350 people. In 1989, Emery was acquired by C.F. Inc., which renamed the company Emery Worldwide and the following FIGURE 10 UPS cargo facility, Dayton International Airport. year moved its headquarters to DAY. Emery continued to expand its cargo hub at DAY through the early 1990s. The property was designed as a 1.1-million-square-foot sorting facility with office space on the second floor. On one side of the building are 56 truck loading docks, container stag- ing, reloading positions, and a fuel farm consisting of four 1 million-gallon fuel tanks. On the other side of the building are 125 acres of apron, aircraft parking spaces for 70-plus aircraft, deicing pads, and direct access to Runway 6L-24R (see Figure 11). At its peak in 1998, operations included 6 mi of conveyor belts; 80 flights moved 3.5 million pounds of cargo per day. The facility employed more than 4,200 per- sonnel. Total payroll was $160 million. In December 2001, Emery Worldwide ceased opera- tions after an aircraft accident. Emery's successor company Menlo Worldwide Forwarding was acquired by UPS in December 2004. FIGURE 11 Aerial view of Dayton International Airport. UPS operated the facility for a year and a half, but closed UPS continues to own and maintain the building at DAY it in June 2006 to consolidate Menlo Worldwide and UPS and holds a ground lease for the land that will expire in Janu- operations and reduce redundancies. At the time, UPS had ary 2020. Annual rent for the ground lease is $643,149. Ini- 1,400 employees at the facility. UPS was leasing space for tially, UPS was not anxious to be released from its ground